Amy lovingly informs readers here that, in Japanese, "pika" means "bright, shiny, happy." Essentially, these are the qualities of a superlative illustration career, and this blogger stocks her site full of examples of great artists achieving just that. As an illustrator from Malaysia, Amy empathizes with the joys and jostlings of the art life firsthand. Each post finds her compiling yet another set of artwork to inspire her next work, and hopefully some creations from readers.
100 Years of Illustrationhttp://giam.typepad.com/100_years_of_illustration/
Love reminiscing about the days of Polaroid? You'll want to spend some time here, then, on the site of one of the photo technology's most important helmsmen. Blogger Paul has won scores of medals for his work as an art director, and his blog functions as a happy marriage between progressive illustration page and amazing visual arts museum. He curates a surprising and punchy selection of the discipline's most important unsung heroes, championing their art for new generations.
Besides children's books or the latest cartoons, another field that flourished with the help of great illustration was science. Beautiful and detailed artwork helped capture the natural world way before photography came along. This blog uncovers some of the prettiest illustrations of flora and fauna. Its coverage doesn't end there; blogger Peacay also expresses an obsessive interest in the artwork of old-school bibliographies.
Hire an Illustratorhttp://hireanillustrator.com/i/blog/
Anyone who's even had the tiniest inkling about illustration as a potential career is required to visit this page at least once. This blog is filled to the brim with tales of some of the most successful contemporary illustrators, who happily lend their stories of how they made it to the top. It also spotlights and celebrates newcomers to the art discipline. What's more, potential illustrators can learn about the business sense, legal info, and education they need to make creating beautiful things their livelihood.